Gin maker signs deal with leading North West bar firm

The Botanist

Independent distiller Didsbury Gin has joined forces with one of the North West’s most successful bar chains.

The drinks maker has signed a deal with The New World Trading Company which will see it roll out its gin across all The Botanist bars in the UK.

There are currently fifteen of the venues in the UK, in Alderley Edge, Birmingham, Chester, Didsbury, Farnham, Knutsford, Leeds, MediaCityUK, Manchester, Reading, Newcastle, Marlow, Sheffield, West Bridgford and York.

The craft gin combines traditional artisan methods and infuses modern botanicals using a blend of hand peeled fresh citrus, British roots and hand cracked juniper berries.

Created by two Manchester gin enthusiasts Mark Smallwood and Liam Manton, Didsbury Gin, has been hailed by Vogue Magazine as ‘one of the most exciting new British gins’, and is already stocked in Selfridges and Harvey Nichols.

Didsbury Gin

Kelly Harrison, creative development specialist at NWTC said “Since opening The Botanist in Didsbury last year, our northern bar experts have had Didsbury Gin increase on their radar (both quality and taste).

“We’ve listened to that feedback and are proud to announce that we’ll be adding Didsbury Gin to our new The Botanist drink menus from 17th July 2018.”

Liam Manton said: “The partnership with The Botanist is a really exciting one for us as it allows us to get Didsbury Gin in the hands of so many more gin lovers across the UK.

“It was important for us to partner with a venue as passionate about the spirit as we are, and we’re really pleased to be working with the team at The New World Trading Company.’

Mark Smallwood added: “The concept of The Botanist is all founded on the botanicals found in food and drink, with our gin created to such a high standard due to our bespoke botanical mix, we wanted to make sure the team serving it to the public realised the importance of the perfect serve as much as we do.

“The team at The Botanist are all highly skilled in the art of the perfect G&T and we felt like this was a great fit for our brand.”

The New World Trading Company is a leading bar and restaurant operator, with 22 venues across seven award-winning brands in the UK market; including The Oast House, The Botanist and The Florist.